The Lewis family and Denali Stud have announced the retirement of champion Serena's Song from breeding at age 22.
Only a dozen owners have won multiple Kentucky Derbys, and this year three owners have a chance to join that most exclusive club.
Folklore, champion juvenile filly of 2005, has been retired because of a stress fracture in her knee, according to trainer D. Wayne Lukas.
A two-day Pick Six carryover of $751,394 ballooned to a total pool of $3,932,211 Wednesday at Santa Anita, resulting in a payoff of $1,258,755.40.
Folklore, the presumptive champion 2-year-old filly in 2005, proved vulnerable Monday at Santa Anita in her first start since capturing the Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Oct. 29. But owners Robert and Beverly Lewis still had reason to celebrate when entry mate Dance Daily held on to win the $150,000 Santa Ynez (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies during the Martin Luther King Day program.
The victory by Folklore in the July 27 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) opening day at Saratoga was more than just her first stakes win. It also was the first to represent her sire, Tiznow, the 2000 Horse of the Year.
The 137th racing season at Saratoga Race Course got under way Wednesday with 2-year-old fillies taking to the historic oval. In the end it was the Robert and Beverly Lewis homebred Folklore who captured the opening day feature, the six-furlong, $150,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II).
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has left his mark on many stakes races at Churchill Downs, but none have felt his impact more than the $100,000-added Debutante Stakes (gr. III).
Consolidator, a graded stakes winner at two and this year at three, has been bought by Sheikh Mohammed's Darley for stallion duty at Darley at Jonabell near Lexington.
Horse of the Year Tiznow came through with his first winner when his daughter Folklore won June 3 at Belmont Park.
Back-to-back Breeders' Cup Classic champion Tiznow sired his first winner June 3 when the 2-year-old filly Folklore romped to a four-length victory at Belmont Park.
A. P. Adventure, a grade I winner for Robert and Beverly Lewis, has been retired from racing and is booked to Storm Cat.
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas promised Consolidator would be a fitter horse for Saturday's $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita. The $1.25 million colt didn't disappoint, romping to a surprising, powerful victory for owners Robert and Beverly Lewis.
Commendable, winner of the 2000 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) for Robert and Beverly Lewis, has been sold to the South Korean Racing Association for stallion duty.
Syndicate manager Robert Clay announced today that Three Chimneys stallion Silver Charm has been purchased by the Japan Racing Association to stand in Japan in 2005.
Scrimshaw, a Keeneland grade II winner who recorded one of the year's highest Beyer Speed Figures for 2-year-olds in 2002, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Ro Parra's Millennium Farms Kentucky near Lexington for a fee of $6,500 live foal.
Claiborne Farm's homebred Stroll tops a field of five for the 19th running of the $200,000 Belmont Breeders' Cup (gr. II), one of three stakes set for the track's "Super Saturday" card.
By Lenny Shulman -- The picture lingers in the mind of Trudy McCaffery, and in the memories of racing fans. Two great gray horses thundering down the stretch in the 1997 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), shadow roll to shadow roll, both with one eye on the finish and one fixed on each other, making sure they were running together till the end.
Chief Seattle, runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), was represented by his first winner June 24 when Bold Outlook scored at Belmont Park.
Robert and Beverly Lewis' champion Serena's Song produced a Storm Cat colt Feb. 27 at Craig and Polly Bandoroff's Denali Stud near Paris, Ky.
Santa Catarina, winner of last year's Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) and runner-up in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), has been retired by owners Bob and Beverly Lewis after recently suffering an injury while training.
Scrimshaw, trainer D. Wayne Lukas' entrant for Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), arrived at Belmont Park at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
Composure, who was retired last week because of a fractured sesamoid, arrived March 22 at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm
Irish-based Coolmore Stud bought a half-interest in Serena's Song's 2-year-old son, Grand Reward, from Robert and Beverly Lewis
Champion and multi-millionaire Serena's Song produced her sixth foal, a Storm Cat filly, Feb. 23 at Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud near Paris, Ky.
Overbrook Farm's Ozzie Cat and Robert and Beverly Lewis' Scrimshaw made the trip from California and both arrived safely and are bedded down with the other horses in Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas‚ barn at Gulfstream Park.
Orientate, who looks certain to be voted sprint champion, will enter stud at Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington for a fee of $25,000
Horse of the Year Charismatic, who has stood since his retirement at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., has been sold to the Japan Racing Association
Robert and Beverly Lewis have shifted the focus of their breeding program from selling to racing this year. As a result, they recently scratched both of their entries to the Keeneland July select yearling sale: a Deputy Minister--Serena's Song colt and a Gone West--Storm Beauty filly. The Lewises also will retain most of the yearlings that they planned to offer at the Keeneland September sale.
Sophisticat, a Storm Cat filly sold last year for $3.4 million, broke her maiden Monday at Naas in Ireland. The juvenile filly is by Storm Cat out of champion Serena's Song.
Champion Serena's Song produced a bay colt by Storm Cat at Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud near Paris, Ky., on Feb. 10.
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Commendable has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Dr. and Mrs. John Chandler's Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington. He won two of 12 starts and earned $907,470 for owners Robert and Beverly Lewis.
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